Q: On the cover of Player's Handbook 2 there is a man stealing the gem eye from what seems to be a giant brass idol. Could you please clarify what it is, where it should be, and what it is made out of?
A: Actually, Joseph, there is no definitive answer to this -- the artwork harkens back to the 1st edition PHB (as detailed in the D&D Alumni article), and was alluded to in Ed Greenwood's online fiction Oroon Rising.
As for the idol and its the eyes, we'd love to hear your thoughts on the matter. Have a suggestion for the origins of the idol, the value of its eye, its potential guardian... drop us a line at: firstname.lastname@example.org!